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Reviews 6491 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets pretty cold and snows a lot during the winter season but the campus buildings aren't too far apart so it's not a huge deal. During the spring and summer there are lots of outside activities and everyone hangs out on the lawns.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The rules are strict at BYU. They comply with the LDS faith. If you don't adhere to the Honor Code their are consequences that could eventually lead to being kicked out.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at BYU is basically non-existent. It is one of the requirements to attend their that we do not participate in things such as drugs or alcohol.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: No drinking, no drugs, if you are with the right people

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Home Away from Home – The town where I attend school is the perfect size town. Everyone is alike, and the city reflects it. We are not a party school, which makes it easy to meet really nice people and really get to know who they really are. Everyone is here to learn and gain a proper education.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of different types of dining. But they are all pretty average or cheaper places, meaning that the best quality is not to be expected. But it is really good for someone on a poor college student´s budget.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: BYU is a great place with great guys and girls. Everyone is smart, friendly, attractive, and there is no smoking, drinking, or drugs allowed on campus. Everyone likes to serve and everyone is very helpful.

3 College Student

Party Scene: Obviously there's not a whole lot of drinking. The Wall is a good place to hang out, and there's some other cool stuff to don on and around campus. Places close pretty early, and of course it's dead Sunday.

4 College Student

Academics: I was surprised at how challenging the classes were, having taken a lot of IB classes in high school and thinking they would be similar. The academics are challenging but very high quality, and for the most part the teachers know their stuff and are great professors.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It was never a problem receiving financial aid. Sometimes it took a little longer than expected, but usually the money came in on time. The financial aid office was generally very knowledgeable and helpful also.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Overall off-campus housing prices are very reasonable, there are lots of options and good availability. We never had a problem finding a place that suited our needs. The rest depends on the landlord. Some are great, some are not so great. Also read the contract carefully. I moved a month earlier before the contract expired and could not find someone to take over my contract. My landlord called me asking if it was alright if she found someone to take over the contract, I said yes, and was charge $200-$300 because I allowed her to find someone. Every other landlord I had though was awesome!

4 College Junior

Diversity: No, not everyone is from Utah and not everyone is judgmental. Given it's honor code, BYU is as diverse as it can be.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: This should be obvious: BYU has the world's strictest honor code. Drugs are dumb, but if you want to do them, this is not the school for you.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: This applies to transfer students--and perhaps incoming freshman: to be eligible for academic scholarships, you have to attend BYU for at least one year. I ended up have to wait a little more than one year for their scholarships. Competition for those scholarships is cutthroat, so make sure you do well in classes. There are a few other scholarships availble to certain individuals, but most of the other scholarships seemed need based.

3 College Junior

Technology: In certain parts of campus, BYU has plenty of computers. In the Tanner Building, home to the Marriott School of Management, there really isn't a computer lab you can access all the time. There is one on the second floor, but often it is used for classes.

3 College Junior

Majors: The Marriott School's on campus internships are really helpful. They are unpaid. Time comittment varies for each one, but I'd say mine took significantly less time than a three credit hour class.

Concerning off-campus internships, I just landed a job at Zions Bank this summer. I give BYU a B+ because I'm in the top 15 percent of my graduating class, but it was impossible for me to find an internship and my program seemed apathetic to finding me an internship. You're responsible for finding one on your own, regardless of your achievements and merit.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: BYU, despite prevalant stereotypes, has a diverse student base. No, most people aren't ostentatious about religious practices. Cute girls and nice guys are there. Social life is good and it's what you make of it. I pretty much spend all my time in BYU's business school and I'm married. If I were single though, I'd still enjoy attending BYU. I haven't attended singles wards here, so I can't justly comment on the dating scene.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a ton of great guys here! They are usually very smart, good looking and quite the gentleman. However, some are stuck up, super awkward or just plain strange.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The Public Health program at BYU is phenomenal. I couldn't ask for a better school to be going too. Nearly all of the professors have real world experience and they are able to tell you what it's like working in the field. They also have many options for an emphasis which can help you specify what you study in Public Health.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, BYU has pretty well kept and newly renovated dorms. Wyview is an apartment styled dorms that is a bit far from campus but are very new and nice. Helaman Halls is the typical dorm setting which is close to the Cannon, the dining hall, and to campus as well.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: BYU easily has some of the best sports facilities in the West. From the Marriott center that holds 22,000 and the LaVell Edwards stadium that holds over 64,000 screaming fans. The football and men's basketball team frequently have over 20,000 attendees which brings a great atmosphere to the games. The football team almost always participate in a Bowl game and the basketball team often makes it to the NCAA tournament. BYU has some of the most dedicated fans out there!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have heard that it is quite cheap but i have never lived on campus so i would not know.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always things to do here. Whether it be shows, or displays, there are plenty of places to see and the Library is always open. There are always people willing to hang out and do something.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I have heard that it is pretty difficult to find good spots and that they fill up quickly, but I don't have a car

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I always felt safe on campus and while walking to and from classes. Traffic can be a little backed up at times but I never experienced any major problems.

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The Clarillon The Clarillon The BYU Clarillon stands as one of the landmarks of the BYU campus. Every hour it rings out a tune from the hymn "Come Come Ye Saints."
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A BYU experience is unlike anything else. The things that you will learn go far beyond what is taught in the classrooms, and the people that you will meet are exceptional. Researching the school, and being familiar with the rules and expectations of students, will make the transition smoother and help you get the most out of your BYU experience.

Talking with people who have attended, reading books such as this one, and looking at the BYU Web site ( are all great ways to make sure that this is really the school for you. If you decide that BYU is what you want, then jump in and enjoy it! You are in for a great and character-building experience.

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